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MEDR 5313 - Legal Aspects of Health Information Management
A lecture-based online course that introduces the study of law, including the American legal system, court systems and legal procedures, e-discovery, judicial process of health information, discovery requests, principles of liability, intentional and non-intentional torts, and defenses to lawsuits. An overview of ethics includes the study of ethical standards, ethical decision making and challenges, and bioethical issues. Legal issues central to health information management cover the control and use of patient-specific health information, and topics include patient record requirements; use, content, retention and destruction requirements; confidentiality and informed consent; access to health information; ownership of health information; and specialized patient record requirements. Specialized areas of health information management topics include quality, risk and utilization management; medical staff credentialing, information systems and an overview of applicable laws; HIPAA regulations; healthcare fraud and abuse laws; and the role of law and ethics in the workplace.